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Gara HV

5 Stars

Product details

The interior is stitched with comfortable neoprene that offers just the right amount of padding and is easy to slide on or slip off. Gara HV ski boot liners properly position your foot so that your toes have wiggle room and stay warm thanks to a neoprene toe box insulated with Thinsulate and merino wool. A moderately stiff cuff makes the Gara our most versatile liner, capable of performing in any terrain on the mountain.

Fit considerations

The Gara HV liner is pre-packed with the most OMFit self-molding cork composite, specifically designed for higher volume performance boots and lower volume feet. While the Gara HV comes pre-packed with more cork, skiers can still add more cork to the tongue or ankle pockets to dial in their perfect fit. If the Gara HV has too much volume for your ski boot shells, consider the Gara LV model.

Intended use

All mountain, freeride, carving

Tech features

Laces and power strap

Designed to keep your heel and midfoot in place, the lacing system and power strap align your foot within the liner.

Neoprene toe box

A flexible toe box conforms to your forefoot, regardless of the width. With your foot secure in place, this toe box design allows for toe movement, keeping your feet warm.

Merino wool and Thinsulate

ZipFit toe boxes are insulated with Thinsulate and real merino wool, keeping your toes warmer while still promoting breathability.

Adjustable cork pouches

Three cork pouches in each liner (located behind the top of the tongue and on either side of the instep) allow you to adjust the cork fill to dial in your perfect fit.

Neoprene lining

3mm neoprene lines the interior of this ZipFit, adding a nice element of cushioning without sacrificing the performance of your fit.

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Reviews of the Gara HV

37 reviews with an average star rating of 4.86

5 Stars

I have 12 ski days on my Gara HV. They have been a game changer. My OEM boot liners packed out after one season and I was getting heal lift in both boots. The Gara HV liner has stopped my heal lift problem. I did have to add additional cork after 7 ski days. But that is a small proce to pay for the increased boot performance I now have. I highly recommend Zipfit for those that want comfort and performance in a ski boot.

John Linn
2 days ago
3 Stars

Definitely NOT happy with this product. As with boots, these liners should not be purchased online. The liners need to be tried on to suit your particular foot AND tried in your particular boot shell. My top of the foot pain issue is solved with this liner, however, the precise "feel" and performance is really dumbed down. I feel disconnected from the snow. I would not recommend buying this product unless you are working with a bootfitter, fitting the Zipfit to your foot and your shell. Perhaps a different Zipfit liner would be better for me. However, I am NOT going to fork over another $500 to experiment.

Brian Alfonso
5 days ago
5 Stars

It took one year to convince myself that zipfit was the way to go. Read countless reviews and bought directly online - should of done it 5 years ago it completely improved my boot. No more heel lift, I had a pressure point on the right side of both my feet, guess what? Boom gone. And the liners are warm…Its honestly the best ski related purchase I’ve made. I have a gara HV in a cochise130

charles-edouard hebert
17 days ago
5 Stars

Having Raynaud's disease I'm extremely impressed how comfortable and warm the Gara HV liners are as I haven't had to use my heated ski socks unless it's very cold outside and from day one the liners are extremely comfortable without any pressure point adjustments to the cork including the cork tongue which doesn't aggrevate my eczema on my shins. From a performance perspective with my Tecnica MACH1 MV 130 shells I find I'm more centered in all turn shapes with progressive linear and dynamic responsiveness and control...it doesn't get any better than this! I'm a true believer in Zipfit products.

Bruce Meredith
23 days ago
4 Stars

incredible fit and feel! i didnt fit themwith heat as much as recommened by zipfit and the first day on them i felt alittle bit uncomfortable .. mostly because i tightend the shells to much and got some calf crampimg my second day i felt much better and the comfort is incredible the HEEL LOCK is insane this is the game changer! i like to ski on only 1 ski on greens for practice and thats where i really felt the heel lock and stability! i am very satisfied with these and i can tell every time i ski them the fit get better and better! i feel like these liners help so much for forward shin pressure... my conclusion on these is if youre a serious skier its a no brainer! my boots are probably 5-6 yrs old and were packed out i needed new liners and i couldnt be more satisfied!!! customer service was also a pleasure quick responsive return calls the was an appearance of a dbl charge on my card and that was takin care of with no discrepancies

douglas tudor
25 days ago
5 Stars

Can’t believe how good these liners are, best fit ever!! Some tips to make them feel the great on your first day in the mountain: wear them at home and clip into your skis and flex them a for a while, experiment with the buckle pressure etc., as they’ll be different from your previous liner (I did this for a couple of days, it was somewhat painful), if you have boot warmers, warm the liners on the way to the mountain on the first day. At first I was not sure about the trouble of “world cupping”, but I think it’s totally worth it! I carry a mat in my car now, will do it until I get good at this process.

Shobith Alva
last month
5 Stars

I’m more than pleased. I have very low volume feet, so low that all of my liners have been heavily modified, even when new. The high volume Gara took up the space perfectly without mods. It’s a little stiffer too, but in a nice progressive way. They’re spendy, but worth it. Thanks!

Anonymous
last month
5 Stars

Well I got the liner a few weeks ago after taking with the zip fit rep. Couldn’t break the liner on the slopes due of lack of snow. Worked on them at home spending several hours in them walking heating the boots in the stove .I did it all I could! Now I am skiing in Niseko Japan in awesome powder snow.Liners work miracle!Just to mention I have been ski pro for years and I taught I try all. I was wrong .Zipfits do it all comfortable adjustable to your feet warm and hope everlasting! Thanks Highly recommended for all.

Christopher Slabinski
last month
5 Stars

I bought these to replace my original liners which had packed out in a season. The fit is great and provides much better support than the original liners. I really liked the customizations I could do by adding additional cork, I added 3 tubes in all to achieve my desired fit. The big bonus that I hadn't known about is these liners are much warmer than my original liners. I've used boot heaters for years but with these liners I haven't yet needed to add the heater back into my boot.

Dave Burton
last month
5 Stars

The Gara HVs are awesome! I am in a Lange XT 130 and the stock liner was not holding my heel down after just a few months of skiing in them. The HV version of the Gara took up the extra room in the shells and now they’re skiing better than ever. The Zipfits are comfy too, I patrol so I’m in boots all day and I have had no issues with hotspots or pain. All it took was a quick heat molding and they were ready to ski all day. Thanks Zipfit!

Andrew Johnson
last month
4 Stars

I haven't skied these liners yet but I've been skiing on the GFTS for a season and I absolutely love them. They don't pack out and provide amazing responsiveness. I have very narrow and extremely flexible feet. My dorsiflexion is really pronounced and I've had multiple boot fitters tell me that my feet are "bags of bones." These help keep my feet locked in. I ski patrol and ski in my boots well over 100 days a year. My liners skied just as good as they did if not better the last day of the season. I had to add a little bit more cork in throughout the year to refresh them and they feel like they get better everytime. I have reynauds and my toes were toasty warm in the GFTs. The first pair of boots I tried them with did not work very well (Roxas). There is some pressure on the instep because of the laces so if you have issues with instep pain definitely try in your boots before you buy. My only complaint about these liners is the location of the laces right over the instep. I put them in a pair of lange and atomic touring boots since then and its been way better. Customer service is 10/10.

Anonymous
4 months ago
5 Stars

Timothy Hone
5 months ago
5 Stars

Great Liner After three Days getting used to them they are just really comfortable. I use them almost everyday in my Job as Ski Coach. Never had a better Foot - Life Balance. Cheers Zipfit!

Dave Peer
8 months ago
5 Stars

I have been using Intuition liners for the past few pairs. Usually packed out by 100+ days = 1 season. The first 3 days in these Garas was miserable. Now they are fantastic. About 15 days in them so far and i feel like i have so much more control than ever. Still cranking them down to fit correctly but very happy so far.

Anonymous
9 months ago
5 Stars

Quality and workmanship seem to be excellent. Ordered exactly according to website. When I received the liner it was much too small. Had to return on my dime to the tune of $42. Wish you had some kind of return arrangement like Backcountry and EVO. Won't be ordering direct ever again.

Dale Lalone
10 months ago
5 Stars

Very satisfied with the Gara HV. Got them in the last 2 weeks of the season. Love the fit and control over the stock liners.

Duff Leaver
10 months ago
5 Stars

I have two weeks of experience with the Gara HV. I put the Gara HV in a pair of Tecnica Mach 1, Mid Volume 100mm last shells. The shells were from 2019, purchased and skied for three weeks pre-Covid. The liners were not packed out, but the boots were uncomfortable. I have a narrow heel and wide forefoot. The 100mm last accommodated my toes, but left the heel loose. On the advice of Zipfit, I got the Gara HV high volume, which has more cork around the ankles. This made a huge difference in fit. No more heel lift. I also feel the liner added about 10 points of stiffness, with no penalty in comfort. And the better fit translates to more precise skiing. Another great benefit was that my toes were both less cramped and warmer (not needing to clamp down the lower buckles so tight). The Gara's felt good the first day, but by the end of the first week, it was like a custom boot. It's still a pain getting the Gara's in the shell, but worth it.

Carrington Charles
11 months ago
5 Stars

Plain and simple, these liners are the answer. I have a ridiculously skinny lower leg/ankle/foot, and this liner solved all the problems I was having with my boots. Instant thought when putting the boot on with these liners was "holy hell my heel will never move again." Absolutely crazy heel hold. Only took a few days of skiing for the fit to be fully realized, and now they are insanely comfortable. Thanks Zipfit!

Anonymous
11 months ago
5 Stars

I struggle with finding the right hybrid shell that will fit my low volume feet well and still be able to charge. This season, I have been on the Cochise 130s paired with the Gara HVs. The higher volume liner fills in the space I need to make this shell perfect for me. The added stiffness also takes the boot to another level of support. I have been on them for 60 days now and they honestly get better each day out. They went from super tight in the shell to silky smooth at around 20 days. Just really works well for me and the heel lock and ankle support is better than my custom foam injected liners I previously was using. Make the investment, you won’t be sorry!!

Adam Sampson
last year
5 Stars

Probably one of the best skiing related purchases that I've made. They were very tight whe I first tried them on in my shells. Could barely buckle them. Warmed up the liners in an oven and refitted them in my shells. That got them skiable for the first day. I now have a few days in them and they are perfect. Nice tight hold but I am completely comfortable in ski boots for the first time.

Mike Shannon
last year
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What’s better - leather or neoprene?

It all comes down to user preference.

Are you willing to lace up your liners and step into your shells before every use? Our leather lined ZipFits require this move, while our neoprene lined ZipFits are easier to step into. If your answer is “no way” – we suggest the neoprene ZipFits.

Leather offers a true to form fit meaning your ankles and shinbone will imprint into the leather, securing your lower leg and foot to the ultimate degree.

Neoprene has more natural cushioning, so while you can still get an excellent fit, they have a more forgiving feel when skiing.

Both interior liners can last a LONG TIME with proper care. While we think of leather as more durable, we know of a pair of neoprene liners with 1500 ski days.

For precision fit and performance, the leather has a slight advantage.

For ease of use and all mountain comfort, the neoprene has a slight edge.

Should you take your liners out of your ski boots?

Ski boot liners will dry better if removed from the shells, but what about the wear and tear of removing the liners and then stepping back into the shells? We recommend removing your ZipFits from the shell after skiing to unlace them and let them dry and then using the Ski Boot Horn to assist in stepping back into your shells. The Ski Boot Horn dramatically reduces the wear on the backs of your liners and by lacing your liners up prior to stepping into your boots will ensure that your foot is properly positioned.

Can I add boot heaters to my ZipFits?

Certainly, but take note that if you make an incision in your liners for boot heaters, that will void your 30 day money back guarantee. We recommend skiing in your liners for a week or so to ensure they are the right size and model before you add boot heaters. Additionally, heated socks perform well and don’t require altering your liners. 

Are there any return exclusions?

Yes, if you alter your liners or make any incisions to them in the first 30 days, it will void your return policy.

How should I care for my ZipFits?

Great question, we built out an entire Care and Repair section to help our customers keep their ZipFits skiing longer.

Will I be charged for a replacement item?

If there is a difference in price of an item, you will be asked to pay the difference or receive the appropriate refund. ZipFit offers free shipping to the customer on our orders over $100, if there is a return, the customer is responsible for paying for return shipping.

How can I track my orders and payment?

When you place an order, you will receive a confirmation email followed by another email when the product ships. This email will contain tracking information. If you can only receive USPS at your address, please leave a note in your product order.